## Method generator

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**What is the**

The method generator is a program, still in development, which will generate attractive copies of English bellringing methods which can be printed at the touch of a button.

*Method generator*?**What will the**

*Method generator*do?You simply choose one of 160 campanology methods such as Grandsire Doubles or Cambridge Royal from the list provided. The program will then...

- Generate a plain course of the method for you
- If applicable, give an example of a bob and single in the method
- Format the method so that you can print it nicely to one sheet of A4 paper

Below is a screenshot from the program...

**How does the**

It uses something called place notation to generate the method along with all its bobs and singles. Place notation simply tells the program which pair of bells (or pairs of bells) swap after every blow. The generator then draws out the start line (i.e. rounds) and swaps bells as instructed until it reaches rounds again.

*Method generator*work?**Where did you get the information to write the**

To get the place notation, I used three main sources. These were the

*Method generator*?*Abel ringing simulator*(which I believe is avaliable on CD only), the

*Diagrams*book (1998 reprint) by the Japser Snowdon Change Ringing Series, and, of course, my own memory - I know more than 30 of the 160 methods by heart!

**When will the**

*Method generator*be avaliable?I am cannot give any guarantees at present as to when the program will be finished, as the amount of time I spend working on it can vary hugely.